It is the latest in a surge of Peruvian restaurants expanding in the capital, with Michelin-starred Lima opening an outpost at Harrods and Ceviche founder Martin Morales launching Casita Andina in Soho in July.
Opening on the King’s Road in Chelsea, the 72-cover venue will serve up modern Peruvian seafood for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch from Tuesday to Sunday.
Chef Erren Nathaniel will be heading up the kitchen, fresh from a stint at Peru’s Maido restaurant – which was named the 44th best restaurant in the world last year.
Chicama's dishes will revolve around the fish of the day, cooked on a robata grill and served with house sauces such as Fermented Sweet Potato Chilli and Lobster Oil Chimichurri.
The largely meat-free menu features Tuna Tiradito, Smoked Tamari Egg, Black Radish; Crispy Confit Seabass Rolls; and BBQ Baby Beets, Choclo, Japanese Pear Salad.
Drinks will include Peruvian-inspired cocktails alongside an ‘extensive’ selection of Pisco, Mezcal, Sake and Japanese Whisky.
A 16-cover private Chef’s Table will be available for private hire, while a 30-cover terrace will open for lunch, dinner and drinks.
Chicama is the second South American-style venue from the Creative Restaurant Group, which opened British-Peruvian restaurant Pachamama in London in 2014.